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The Black Meteors beat Algeria 1-0 in the second leg of their African cup of Nations qualifier at the Kumasi sports stadium on the 28th of March 2023.

The result secures their place in the 2023 African Cup of nations scheduled to kick off on the 23rd of June 2023 in Morocco.

The first leg ended in a 1-1 draw in Annaba on the 24th. That result gives Ghana the edge over their Algerian counterparts in the tie.

Abdul Fatawu Issahaku goal scorer for the Meteors in the first leg was again the hero in Kumasi netting the only goal of the game which was enough to ensure the result for Ghana.

 

Match Report

The game started with Ghana on the front foot with Ghana hitting the crossbar as early as the sixth minute. Ghana’s early pressure paid off six minutes later when Ernest Nuamah’s cross was headed in by Abdul Fatawu Issahaku.

Ghana continued to threaten creating more chances and came close again in the 26th minute through an Issahaku free kick. Algeria grew into the game and with Ghana’s goalkeeper having to be  at his best to stop the North African’s from leveling the game before half time.

The second half saw Algeria fighting to draw level which required Ghana’s defense to be at their best. Ghana created opportunities of their own but both teams lacked in the finishing department

Ultimately Ghana walked away with a 1-0 win securing their participation in the 2023 u-23 African cup of nation tournament in Morocco

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